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see MandaeansMandaeans
or Mandeans
, a small religious sect who maintain an ancient belief resembling that of Gnosticism and that of the Parsis. They are also known as Christians of St. John, Nasoraeans, Sabians, and Subbi.
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And Sabians see that you're alone in grace and so acknowledge One, Magnificent.
Chwolsohn's groundbreaking work on Sabians and Sabianism, which collected the sources on Harranians and Sabians in Islamic society and sought to reconstruct the pagan Harranian religion, a number of scholars have weighed in on the question of just who these tenacious pagans were and what exactly they believed.
God tells us about the followers of these religions, different from that of the Faithful [i.e., Muslims] and from the others such as [of] the Jews and the Sabians....
I understand from this passage that no one (Muslims included) has the authority to judge as to the relative salvific merits of any Muslim, Jew, Christian, Sabian, Magian, or Polytheist, because it is only God who will "judge between them." The well-known Qur'an commentator Ibn Kathir (d.
But since 2003 the situation has become increasingly dangerous for Sabians in Iraq.
However the incidence of violence against Sabians has only increased and "many relatives have been killed." Tired of living in fear, the daily explosions and terrible pollution, in 2010 Abdulsalam decided to move his family out of Iraq.
Noteworthy is that the Mandaean Sabians are ancient inhabitants of Iraq and their religious traditions are linked to the rivers, spread in southern Iraq, thing that made their existence continue there.
The Mandaean Sabians follow their religious guidance in their holy book, called "Ganza Rabba (God's Treasure)", with Sunday as their sacred weekly holiday and one of their leaders, called Sheikh Jabbar Hillu, is in charge of the Minority's Affairs inside and outside Iraq nowadays.
In a congratulatory letter, the president said "on the occasion of Bronaya feast, celebrated by our brothers Sabians in Iraq and world countries; I am pleased to wish you and your families all goodness and peace."
MISSAN / Aswat al-Iraq: Sabian Mandaeans have canceled their eid celebrations due to the recent bombing attacks in the Iraqi capital Baghdad in the past two days, official of the Sabian Mandaeans' affairs said on Thursday.
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Sabian Mandaeans are seeking a role within the coming government by winning a cabinet ministry, a legislator representing the religious minority in Iraq said on Friday.
"The two dead men -- Qassem Abdulrazzaq and Farqad Shawqi Othman -- both belonged to the Mandaean Sabian sect," the source added.